Jammu Tawi, April 28
To familiarize senior officers of the state government about the Right to Information Law, JKIMPA, Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development organized 3-Days training program on Right to Information Act under the coordinatorship of Dr. Sunita Zalpuri Kaul, Professor and head of center for good governance and administrative reforms.
The senior officers including designated Public Information officers and first appellate authority (officers) belonging to department of Social Welfare, Agriculture, Police, engineering health and Education department attended the training program. In continuation of the training program, on 2nd day, the participants were also provided opportunity to attend one day seminar on Right to Information Act, organized by the J & K State Information Commission, inaugurated by Chief Secretary, B R Sharma and attended by Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) J&K, Khurshid A Ganai and G R Sufi former Chief Information Commissioner.
Guest faculty including Senior advocate DC Raina also interacted with the participants and apprised the trainees about the latest court rulings about the RTI law whereas Raman Sharma, RTI practitioner through power point gave a detailed presentation and shared his experiences about the RTI Act and also replied queries of the senior officers.
Dr. Mahesh Kaul and Dr Vivek consultants of the JKIMPA also remained present during the program. Dr. Sunita Zalpuri Kaul, course director and Riyaz Ahmad Shah, Financial Adviser, JKIMPA awarded certificates to participants and asked them to follow proper procedure in dealing with RTI pleas.